A loan of $2,700 helped a member to stock up on merchandise such as Nere seeds, pagnes, etc.


Essokpazida Group's story

The group ESSOKPAZIDA consists of men and women who specialize in various sectors of activity. Some sell Néré seeds, cereals, or generic products. Others sell children’s clothing or vegetables, or they work in the sewing trade.

The head of the group is Safiétou. Her husband is retired, and the couple have seven children aged 21 to 40, two of them still in school.

She buys her stock in Sokode (a district located 350 km from Lomé) where she sells Néré seeds, pagnes and porridge. She started her activity in 1972, and she is seeking this first loan from WAGES to stock up on merchandise.

She wants to provide for her family, meet her children’s basic needs, and bolster her sales.

In this group: Safiétou, Afissé, Samza, Afizétou, Abibatou, Mariama, Ziaratou, Wassilatou, Zoulfaou, Bassiratou, Hodalo, Atéfeîmbou, Hélimnateo, Dieutéma, Taofik, Larba, Ibrahim, Adjara

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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